Cove Pants (Printed Pattern)
Part 30’s sailor chic and part 70’s sportswear. These pants are determined to be worn by the sea. Super high waisted with a back double layer yoke, the front features paper bag style gathers created by double drawstrings over the front between hip pocket openings. The pocket bags are a single layer stitched through to leg with a wrap-over pocket trim detail. A high glam shape with streamlined finished. The Cove can be worn cropped to floor length.
The Cove Pants sit high on the waist above the belly button. The back and sides are cut to fit neatly into the small of the back and sit smoothly over the body. There is a fair bit of curvature to fit around peachy bums! The front has gathered drawstring to create the opening. The gathering starts from the pocket trim (not the side seam) and run across the front body. This creates a long drop from waist to hem without cross creasing interrupting the fall of the fabric, enhances the long lines of the legs. The hem length is marked on the pattern and can be easily shortened. I you add length to the pant leg add double for the fabric requirement. When choosing a size, stick with the recommended size for hip measurements. The waistband can be gathered in or loosened off for smaller or bigger waistlines.
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The Cove Pants are best suited for lightweight fabrics, that gather and compress well. The waistband will end up with a number of layers from the drawstring casing, drawstring and gathers.
The design is very strong and works best in papery cotton, poplins, shirting, drapey lightweight linens, silks twills, rayon and Tencel.
Width 112 cm x 300 cm • 44" x 118"
Width 140 cm x 250 cm • 55" x 99"
Interfacing 15 cm x 90 cm • 6" x 36"
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.